It barely gets this ugly, how would a mother lock her child in a freezer? Well, that only happens in Florida.
Following the heinous act which led to the death of the innocent girl, the mother has been sentenced to 65 years in prison as reported by the Sun Sentinel.
The mother, who has been identified as Keishanna Thomas, was sentenced on Wednesday, according to the outlet. She pleaded no contest to second-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and abuse of a dead body.
The authorities reported that the 11-year-old Janiya Thomas was found stuffed inside a freezer in October 2015. The 33-year-old reportedly shipped the padlocked appliance to a family member’s home in Bradenton.
Unfortunately, Thomas’ relatives heard the child was missing and that’s when they decided to open the freezer.
A state report that was obtained by the Sun Sentinel revealing the details surrounding the child’s death gives further clues as to what happened. According to the documents, Thomas killed the girl through a combination of starving, asphyxiation, and drowning.
The publication indicates that the pre-teen hadn’t been seen since June 2014. The child protective services investigators seem to have slacked on the case. Similarly, other agencies failed to further investigate reports of violence in the household.